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Newly Topcoated Cothene Film Offers Superior Performance

LSH Materials, a div. of Hutchison Miller Sales Inc., has introduced a new topcoated version of its Cothene mono-layered polyolefin film that offers an alternative to vinyl and other films in the health and beauty market, among others

Cleaning at the Cutting Edge

Teknek contact cleaners are said to differ from other methods of web cleaning in the their effectiveness

Converting School Hosts Two September Courses

AIMCAL Converting School is hosting two courses in Philadelphia in September: “Web Handling and Converting” from September 16-17, and “Winding: Machines, Mechanics and Measurements” from September 18-19. Dr. David Roisum of Finishing Technologies will be the instructor for both courses

Converting Influence Group Enters Third Year, Hosts a Special Meeting

Converting Influence, an industry trade group that allows members to “network, learn and provide industry news,” will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, September 10

Seminars for Engineers Moves Date of Web Handling Seminar

A series of two-day seminars, entitled Seminars for Engineers, is produced by Sensor Products, Inc. The company has rescheduled

Maxcess Intl. Hosts Dancer Tension Control 'E-Seminar'

Maxcess Intl. will host a free "E-Seminar" live from Labelexpo Americas on Understanding Dancer Tension Control Systems at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, September 11

Odyssey Co-Locates with PrintSynergy Print & Marketing Expo in 2009

The Intl. Assn. of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) and the Foil Stamping and Embossing Assn. (FSEA) have teamed with The Printing & Imaging Assn. of Georgia (PIAG) to announce the co-location of two events: 2009 IADD•FSEA Odyssey and PrintSynergy 09

Gilbert Design Receives Mohawk Award for RISD Viewbook

Gilbert Design, Providence, RI, has been presented with the Mohawk Windpower Partnership Award for its recent sustainable initiatives in the design of the Rhode Island School of Design Viewbook

Aquaflex Announces Partnership

Aquaflex, a manufacturerer of specialized flexographic presses for labels and flexible packaging, has announced a partnership with France’s SRAMAG-SMAG

Heidelberg 'Offsets' Environmental Effects of drupa Exhibit

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) offset the environmental effects of all print products created at its Drupa exhibit in prepress, press, and postpress during the course of the day on June 5 - World Environment Day

Stork Prints Group Debuts Digital System, Engraver at Drupa

The Stork Prints Group, a leader in rotary screen printing systems and consumable products, unveiled its first drop-on-demand inkjet system for narrow-web applications at Drupa 2008

FFTA Annual Forum Speakers Score High Marks

Technical experts from global anilox supplier Harper Corp. of America was reported to receive outstanding ratings from session attendees at the 2008 Foundation of Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA) Forum in Dallas, TX

ETI Converting Signs Five Contracts at Drupa

Continuing the success it has enjoyed during its nearly 20 years as a manufacturer of p-s label converting equipment, ETI Converting Equipment reported that it signed five contracts during the just completed 14-day Drupa exhibition

Survey: Containerboard Price Hike Likely to Hold

According to a survey of North American corrugated container producers by Longbow Research packaging and container analyst Joshua Zaret, 78% felt that the July 1 containerboard price hike of $55/ton would be successful and subsequently passed onto box prices

AIMCAL Fall Technical Conference Offers 'Global Forum' For Web Coating

The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Caoters & Laminators' (AIMCAL) Fall Technical Conference, to be held October 19-22, 2008, at the Myrtle Beach Resort at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC, offers a global technical forum for the web coating industry

CMM Extends Abstract Deadline

CMM Intl. has extended the deadline to July 25, 2008, for converting and package printing professionals to submit an abstract for consideration in the CMM 2009 conference program

Price Increases for Emulsion Polymers for Paper, Paperboard

The Dow Chemical Co. is increasing prices up to 10% for all styrene butadiene (S/B) latex products, hollow plastic pigment latex products, and styrene acrylate and vinyl acrylate products sold by Dow Emulsion Polymers to customers in the US and Canada serving the paper and paperboard industry

HP Reports Most Successful Drupa Ever

HP announced that its 2008 Drupa trade show exhibit, highlighting the company's industry leadership, innovation, and commitment to customer success, was the most successful Drupa exhibit in the company’s history

Mark Andy Customers Honored FTA Annual Forum

Mark Andy Inc., a world leader in narrow web printing equipment, has announced that half of the 32 labels awarded in the Narrow Web category of the 2008 Excellence in Flexography Awards

Muller Martini Wins CIPPI Awards With Cox Target

Cox Target Media Inc. has won the 2008 CIPPI Award with Muller Martini in three categories

Fibermark Rolls Out 'Naturally Creative' Campaign

FiberMark, a producer of specialty papers and fiber-based materials for a variety of applications, has announced a new branding campaign to heighten awareness of the qualities of its products and company

Back Seam Adhesives for Envelope Manufacturing

National Adhesives has published a new flyer on its back seam adhesives

CMM to Launch Virtual Trade Show

CMM will launch an online virtual trade show in October 2008 that is designed to provide converting professionals worldwide

New 'Field Guide' For Sustainable Print and Packaging Design

Monadnock Paper Mills has released the third edition of its instructional how-to guide for creating more sustainable print materials

Proteus Packaging Purchases First Heidelberg VLF Press In North America

KENNESAW, GA | Proteus Packaging has become the first US company to purchase Heidelberg’s new Speedmaster XL 145 press, one of two very large format (VLF) press models Heidelberg unveiled at Drupa 2008

Microwave Packaging Technology Tutorials

The Packaging Group offers two half-day tutorials on July 23–24 on “Understanding Microwave Packaging”

Sun Chemical Consulting Announces New Partners

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY | Sun Chemical announces three partnerships for its new Consulting Div. at Drupa

Martin Automatic, Labelmen Machinery Announce 'Relationship'

ROCKFORD, IL -- Martin Automatic, the world's leading manufacturer of automatic unwind, splicing, and rewinding technology for web fed presses, enters a licensing agreement with press manufacturer Labelmen Machinery Co. Ltd of Taiwan at Drupa 2008

Hologram Association Seeks Awards Nominees

Kingston-upon-Thames, UK | The International Hologram Mfrs. Assn.’s (IHMA) has announced a call for entries in the Excellence in Holography Awards, which will recognize outstanding industry achievement and go to organizations that have introduced the most innovative or commercially viable hologram product or technique over the year

Ahlstrom Announces Price Increases

HELSINKI, FINLAND | Ahlstrom, a global supplier of high-performance, fiber-based materials, has announced price increases for Coated Specialties and Industrial Papers (flexible packaging, metalizing, office and graphic papers), as a result of the continuous rise of raw materials and energy costs, most of which it says continued to increase

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